Placement: An industrial is 2 or more ear piercings connected with straight barbells and an orbital is 2 ear piercings connected by a captive bead ring or a circular barbell. The most common industrial piercing connects the helix to the forward helix.
Healing Time: 6-12 months or longer
Jewelry: 16g – 14g straight barbell for industrials and a 16g – 14g captive bead ring or circular barbell for orbitals.
Troubleshooting: Industrials and Oribitals experience many periods of ups and downs through the healing period. Since they connect 2 or more piercings, any trauma to one piercing will effect the other(s). This piercing can be very susceptible to getting little bumps (hypertrophic scarring). These are formed in many cases because they are being slept on. To help avoid these bumps, try not to sleep on your piercings. Sleeping on a donut shaped pillow with your piercings in the middle can help a lot to avoid the bumps and getting rid of any that form. Taking your piercing out should be a last resort. As usual, if you have questions, it is always best to ask your piercer to help you.
Aftercare: We suggest cleaning your piercings with H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray 2 – 4 times a day. Refer to our Aftercare Instructions for more details.
Retiring: Piercing scars are minimal if the healing and piercing was uneventful. Bumps can last long after the piercing is removed. The condition of the piercing and the reason why you removed it will determine the final appearance.